Severnshed’s Bazargan (6-8)

The Severnshed was a longstanding restaurant in a boathouse on Bristol harbourside. It survived at least 20 years but sadly i never got round to eating there before it closed. They specialised in middle eastern food including this traditional Syrian dish which was later adopted by the Jewish community in Damascus. This updated version is from one of their head chefs, Raviv Hadad, and I found it in Sophie Grigson’s ” Sunshine Food”, one of my go to books in 2000 when it was first published. It can be served as a starter or a vegetarian main course.

Spicy Green Beans (6)

This recipe is from my very well thumbed and stained copy of ” Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery”. This was the first Indian cookery book i bought, but one i still return to regularly. You can make this in advance and reheat if you like.

Anda Curry (2)

This recipe for hard boiled eggs in a spicy onion gravy is one I often return to when i fancy an egg curry. It’s from ” Asma’s Indian Kitchen” by Asma Khan. I like to serve it with Coconut rice, or sometimes couscous.